I chose to fill my puff pastry intestines with sloppy joe mix, but you can really do any filling you like! Once your puff pastry is thawed, you can easily get these on the table within an hour. They're much more simple than they look.
Not crazy about working with puff pastry? Try oneprimalscream's recipe - she uses crescent rolls instead!
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 1 package puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farm)
- 2-3 cups of filling (I used homemade sloppy joes, but you could also try a sweet filling, like jam!)
- one egg, well beaten
- red food coloring
Step 2: Flour and Cut the Puff Pastry
Lay the pastry out, and cut each sheet into six strips.
Step 3: Make Three Large Strips
Step 4: Add the Filling and Seal the Intestines
Starting at one end of the strip, stretch the pastry lightly around the filling and press the pastry edges together to close it up. Don't add water to this seam or it'll turn into a big mess - trust me!
Do this to all three strips and then you can start putting them in the pan.
Step 5: Place the Intestines in the Pan
You'll be putting them in seam side down so they look nice and neat. Whenever you end one length of pastry, start another in the same area. :)
Depending on your pattern, you might not be able to fill the pan - that's okay!
Step 6: Egg Wash!
Typically you should be using a pastry brush for this, but here at Instructables ours seems to have been eaten by the "borrow it but never put it back" monster. So I am using a paper towel. Like a boss.
Step 7: Bake!
This is best served right away - mine sat around for a bit while I assembled my puff pastry torso appetizer platter. (coming soon!) The bottom got a little soggy, but it was still good. Just not as nice. :D